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Congratulations to our Teaching Staff Awarded Research Fund

We would like to extend our congratulations to Prof. LUK Chi Hung Gary on securing a grant from the Direct Grant for Research 2021-22 (1st round) for his research on “Revisiting the Opium War: Perspectives on China’s Littorals and Jiangnan” [Details …].

 


 

Academic Activities

Recapping the World History Seminar “The Remarkable Immediacy of the Gods of the Roman Capitol” conducted by Prof. Nicholas PURCELL on 24 February 2022

Prof. Nicholas PURCELL, Camden Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford, was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “The Remarkable Immediacy of the Gods of the Roman Capitol” on 24 February 2022.  The lecture explored how Roman religion was practiced on Rome’s Capitoline Hill from around 200 BC to 200 CE.  Prof. PURCELL argued that Rome’s idea of its own exceptionalism was evident in its inebriation of Roman divinities. The Capitoline Triad, that is the gods of Jupiter, Juno Regina and Minerva, and above all Jupiter Optimus Maximus which held the chief place in the state religion of Rome, illustrated an inseparable connection between religion and the Roman government.  Prof. PURCELL also gave a historical account of the construction of the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill, how Jupiter’s temple was lost and later rediscovered in the nineteenth century, and how it offers an important contribution to the subject of the historical importance of the Capitol in ancient Rome.

 


 

Upcoming Events

World History Seminar (2021-22)

10 March 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 6
Byzantine Astronomy: An Orientalized Modern Research Topic
Date: 10 March 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Byzantine Astronomy: An Orientalized Modern Research Topic
Speaker: Prof. Maria MAVROUDI
Departments of History and Classics
University of California, Berkeley
Language: English
17 March 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 7
Mesoamerican Origins: Uncovering the Early Maya at Ceibal
Date: 17 March 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30am-12:00nn
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Mesoamerican Origins: Uncovering the Early Maya at Ceibal
Speaker: Dr. Jessica MACLELLAN
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Language: English

Origanisers: Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Enquiry: 3943 8541

 


 

The 33rd Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture

To enhance academic and cultural exchange, New Asia College of the University established the “The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture” since 1978.  This year, Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang, the Emeritus Professor and Research Professor of Department of History in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been invited as the guest speaker of the following three public lectures:

12 March 2022 (Saturday)
First Lecture
The Confucian Revival Movement in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Date: 12 March 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00pm
Topic: The Confucian Revival Movement in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Moderator: Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Cantonese

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College, CUHK and the Hong Kong Central Libraries)

18 March 2022 (Friday)
Second Lecture
Beyond China: The Impact of Confucian Culture in the Modern World
Date: 18 March 2022 (Friday)
Time: 11:30am
Topic: Beyond China: The Impact of Confucian Culture in the Modern World
Moderator: Prof. CHEUNG Hiu Yu
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Cantonese
21 March 2022 (Monday)
Third Lecture
Islands and Continents: The Political and Cultural Orientations of Chinese Intellectuals in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Date: 21 March 2022 (Monday)
Time: 11:30am
Topic: Islands and Continents: The Political and Cultural Orientations of Chinese Intellectuals in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Moderator: Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Putonghua

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College and the Department of History, CUHK)

All lectures will be conducted online.
Online registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=8946495
For enquiries, please call at 3943 7601.

 


 

19 March 2022 (Saturday)
Academic Seminar
吾家吾國:一個歷史學者的自述
Date: 19 March 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Venue: Online via ZOOM
(Meeting ID: 931 7115 8888 | Passcode: 202200)
Online via Tencent Meeting (Mainland)
(Meeting ID: 478 4780 9346 | Passcode: 202200)
Topic: 吾家吾國:一個歷史學者的自述
Speaker: Prof. CHENG Hwei Shing
Adjunct Professor
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Putonghua
Enquiry: 3943 8659

Organisers: M.A. in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Alumni Association of M.A. in Comparative and Public History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 


 

For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department, please email your articles in both Chinese and English to chanfiona@cuhk.edu.hk by 4:00pm every Monday.

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